Comprehensive Focus on MH in Schools
Concerns Related to Children's Severe MH Disorders
Concerns Related to Children's Psychosocial Problems
Positive Social and Emotional Development and Prevention of Psychosocial/MH Problems
Others focused on Addressing Barriers to Learning and Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Centers, etc. Associations Government Agencies Listservs E-Journals & Newsletters

V. Matters Relevant to Addressing Barriers to
Learning and Development

Major Centers / Networks / Initiatives / Projects / Consumer Info Resources
Academic Development Institute Advocates for Youth American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law
American Institute for Research American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Board on Children, Youth, and Families California Adolescent Health Collaborative Center for Collaborative Strategies in Health
Center for Prevention Research and Development Center for Research on Effective Schooling for Disadvantaged Students Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Model Programs
Child Care Plus+: Center on Inclusion in Early Childhood# Child Welfare Information Gateway Coalition for Cohesive Policy in Addressing Barriers to Development and Learning
Council of Chief State School Officers Educational Testing Service Edvantia
ERIC Clearinghouse Families and Schools Together Program* Family Education Network
Federal Citizen Information Center Girls Incorporated HealthAtoZ
Learning Point Associates Maternal and Child Health Library: Knowledge Paths Mental Health America
Mid-Continental Research for Education and Learning National Adolescent Health Information Center National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health National Center for Learning Disabilities National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
National Center to Improve Practice National Child Traumatic Stress Network* National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth*
National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations National Deaf Education Center National Dropout Prevention Center
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center# National Education Association-Health Info National Educational Service
National Empowerment Center* National Health Information Center National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
National MCH Center for Child Death Review National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse National Network for Child Care *
National Network for Health National Organization for Victim Assistance National Runaway Switchboard
National Youth Development Information Center Pulier's Personal Psychiatry and Mental Health Resources
North Central Regional Educational Lab Annie E. Casey Foundation# Bright Futures
The Children, Youth and Family Consortium's Electronic Clearinghouse (CEC) Elementary and Middle Schools Technical Assistance Center Federal Resources for Education Excellence
Healthy Families Institute of Medicine-Board on Children, Youth and Families Internet Mental Health
Knowledge Loom Northeast and Islands Regional Education Laboratory at Brown University Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory*
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning* Policy Leadership Cadre for Mental Health in Schools RAND Institute on Education
Regional Educational Laboratory at SERVE Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention The Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health
RMC Research Corporation Southeast Regional Resource Center Southwest Educational Development
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers# TeensHealth WestEd#
Yale University - Child Study Center    
* - Site has documents in language(s) other than English.
# - Organization offers technical assistance.

 

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  • The Academic Development Institute works with families, schools, and communities so that all children may become self-directed learners, avid readers, and responsible citizens, respecting themselves and those around them. ADI's vision is of an American landscape filled with distinct school communities reflecting the hopes and dreams of the people intimately attached to them. To this image of the school as a community, ADI is devoted. When the school functions as a community, its constituents (students, parents, teachers, staff) associate with one another and share common values about the education of children. At the root, members of the school community assume responsibility for one another. Those children become our children, and parents are not external agents, but full partners in the education of their children and of each other's children. Teachers are not isolated practitioners of pedagogy, but professionals integrated into the web of community and buoyed by common purpose.
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  • Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies which help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. We provide information, training, and advocacy to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, and the media in the U.S. and internationally.
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  • American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law The ABA Center on Children and the Law, a program of the Young Lawyers Division, aims to improve children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy. Our areas of expertise include child abuse and neglect, child welfare and protective services system enhancement, foster care, family preservation, termination of parental rights, parental substance abuse, adolescent health, and domestic violence.
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  • American Institute for Research is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us.
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  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association promotes the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities.
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  • Annie E. Casey Foundation "promotes action-oriented learning for the field at-large by creating a body of materials and learning opportunities that can help ALL neighborhoods, cities and states strengthen families and transform communities."
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  • The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. Our name honors the federal appeals court judge whose landmark decisions pioneered the field of mental health law, and our advocacy is based on the principle that every individual is entitled to choice and dignity.
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  • The Board on Children, Youth, and Families The Board on Children, Youth, and Families addresses a variety of policy-relevant issues related to the health and development of children, youth, and families. It does so by convening experts to weigh in on matters from the perspective of the behavioral, social, and health sciences. The Board's Committee on Adolescent Health and Development focuses attention on critical national issues of importance to youth and their families. The Board operates under the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
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  • Bright Futures aims to respond to current and emerging preventive and health promotion needs of infants, children, adolescents, families, and communities through the website and guidelines available online.
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  • California Adolescent Health Collaborative is a public-private partnership to promote investment in California's youth. The AHC is composed of 40 organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of California's rapidly growing adolescent population. Formed in 1996, the AHC brings together individuals and organizations concerned with a broad range of adolescent health issues to promote a common agenda that emphasizes positive youth development and crosses categorical and disciplinary boundaries.
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  • The Center for Collaborative Strategies in Health aims to help partnerships, funders, and policy makers realize the full potential of collaboration to improve community health and the functioning of health systems.
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  • Center for Prevention Research and Development is a unit within the University of Illinois dedicated to the application of research to public service. The mission of CPRD is to improve the lives of children and families, especially those in disadvantaged environments, by serving as a resource for local communities, state and national agencies, and foundations.
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  • Center for Research on Effective Schooling for Disadvantaged Students seeks to improve the education for disadvantaged students through research and development of guiding concepts, effective practices and programs in early and elementary education, and also in middle and high school education.
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  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Model Programs is involved in preventing substance abuse and creating positive change in the lives of youth.
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  • Child Care Plus+: Center on Inclusion in Early Childhood "offers technical assistance and training to support programs that include children who have medical, physical, and developmental disabilities in child care, preschool, or other early childhood settings."
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  • Child Welfare Information Gateway is a comprehensive resource on all aspects of adoption.
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  • The The Children, Youth and Family Consortium's Electronic Clearinghouse (CEC) is an electronic bridge to information and resources on health, education and well-being of children, youth and families.
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  • Coalition for Cohesive Policy in Addressing Barriers to Development and Learning is "a policy-oriented coalition of organizations who have a stake in addressing barriers to development, learning, and teaching" with the goals of increasing policy integration and reducing policy gaps.
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  • Council of Chief State School Officers is an organization that works on behalf of the state agencies that serve pre K-12 students thoughout the nation.
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  • Educational Testing Service A nonprofit ETS, our mission is to advance quality and equity in education for all people worldwide. We help teachers teach, students learn, and parents measure the educational and intellectual progress of their children.
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  • Edvantia is a nonprofit corporation committed to helping client-partners improve education and meet federal and state mandates. Schools, districts, and state education agencies -- as well as publishers and service providers -- rely on Edvantia's core capabilities in research, evaluation, professional development, and technical assistance to help them succeed.
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  • The Elementary and Middle Schools Technical Assistance Center's mission is to identify and meet the technical assistance needs of elementary and middle schools to improve educational outcomes for children with disabilities.
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  • ERIC Clearinghouse EC gathers and disseminates the professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted.
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  • Families and Schools Together Program builds protective factors on multiple levels around children identified by teachers as being at risk of failure in school.
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  • Family Education Network is dedicated to helping children succeed in school.
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  • Federal Citizen Information Center provides the answer to questions about the Federal government and everyday consumer issues whether citizens write, call or log on.
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  • The Federal Resources for Education Excellence provides quick access to hundreds of teaching and learning resources and offers teachers, federal agencies and other organizations a way to form Internet-based learning resources and Internet-based learning communities.
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  • Girls Incorporated is a national youth organization dedicated to "inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold". Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and aim to prepare them to lead successful, independent and complete lives.
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  • Health AtoZ is a comprehensive search engine that is comprised of all medical and health related sites. HealthAtoZ provides format and search capabilities for medical professional and consumers and are comprehensive, and consistently maintained and updated.
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  • Healthy Families is a state and federal funded health coverage program for children with family incomes above the level eligible for no cost Medi-Cal and below 250% of the federal income guidelines
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  • Institute of Medicine-Board on Children, Youth and Families advances and disseminates scientific knowledge to improve human health by providing objective, timely, authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to government, the corporate sector, the professions and the public.
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  • Internet Mental Health is for anyone who has an interest in mental health. Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information. Contains links to the most commonly used mental health sites.
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  • Knowledge Loom is a place for educators worldwide to do the following: review research that identifies best practices related to various themes, view stories about the practices in real schools/districts, learn to replicate the success of these practices in your own organization, add your own stories, knowledge, questions to the collections, participate in online events and discussions, and discover supporting organizations and resources.
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  • The Learning Point Associates is a nonprofit educational organization with more than 20 years of direct experience working with and for educators and policymakers to transform education systems and student learning. Our vision is an education system that works for all learners, and our mission is to deliver the knowledge, strategies, and results to help educators make research-based decisions that produce sustained improvement.
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  • Maternal and Child Health Library: Knowledge Paths Knowledge paths on maternal and child health-related topics contain selections of recent, high quality resources and tools for staying abreast of new developments and conducting further research. Components of a knowledge path include links to Web sites, electronic publications, databases, and discussion groups, and citations for journal articles and other print resources.
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  • Mental Health America's information and referral center serves people seeking mental health information for themselves, family members or friends, provides guidance on how to become an advocate for mental health rights and offers resources for professionals.
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  • Mid-Continental Research for Education and Learning works as a vital partner with state and local educators, community members, and policymakers in using research to tackle the difficult issues of education reform and improvement. McREL serves Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wyoming.
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  • National Center for Children in Poverty identifies and promotes strategies that prevent young child poverty in the United States, and that improves the life chances of the millions of children under age six who are growing up poor.
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  • National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas--program development, policy analysis and education, and state-of-the-art knowledge--to improve the health and well-being of the nation's children and families.
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  • National Center for Learning Disabilities provides national leadership in support of children and adults with learning disabilities by providing information, resources, and referral services; developing and supporting innovative educational programs, seminars, and workshops; conducting a public awareness campaign; and advocating for more effective policies and legislation to help individuals with learning disabilities.
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  • National Center for Mental Health Juvenile Justice The Center has four key objectives: (1) Create a national focus on youth with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system (2) Serve as a national resource for the collection and dissemination of evidence-based and best practice information to improve services for these youth. (3) Conduct new research and evaluation to fill gaps in the existing knowledge base. (4) Foster systems and policy changes at the national, state and local levels to improve services for these youth
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  • National Center to Improve Practice Its purpose is to promote the effective use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities.
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  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services fro traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.
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  • National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth is the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB's) central resource on youth and family policy and practice, connecting those interested in youth issues with the resources they need to better serve young people, families, and communities.
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  • National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations is dedicated to improving the health and psycho-social well-being of the nation's Hispanic population.
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  • National Deaf Education Center contains information about the ear, hearing, and hearing health.
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  • National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is a national technical assistance consortium working to support states, jurisdictions, and others to improve services and results for young children with disabilities and their families.
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  • National Education Association-Health Info Network provides health information to 2.4 million educational employees and the more than thirty million students they serve.
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  • National Educational Service provides tested and proven resources to help those who work with youth create safe and caring schools, agencies, and communities where all children succeed.
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  • National Empowerment Center carries a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people who have been diagnosed with mental illness.
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  • National Health Information Center is a health information referral service, brininging health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.
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  • National MCH Center for Child Death Review promotes, supports and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the state, community and national levels. It builds public and private partnerships to incorporate CDR findings into efforts that improve child health.
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  • National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse contains information about maternal and child health resources, forums, publications, and links to related sites.
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  • National Network for Child Care strives to increase and strengthen the quality of nonparental care environments through the Cooperative Extension System, and making research, resources, and best practices available nationally for direct local access.
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  • National Network for Health is a collaborative effort of two Cooperative Extension System national initiatives, Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) and Healthy People...Healthy Communities (HPHC). It facilitates the collection, development, access and delivery of health related information and educational materials among the Land Grant Universities and the general public.
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  • The National Organization for Victim Assistance is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners, criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims and survivors, and others committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.
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  • The National Runaway Switchboard helps keep America's runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. The organization serves as the federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth.
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  • National Youth Development Information Center provides practice-related information about youth development to national and local youth-serving organizations at low cost or no cost.
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  • North Central Regional Educational Lab is dedicated to helping schools -- and the students they serve--reach their full potential by drawing on the latest research and best practices to strengthen and support schools and communities.
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  • The Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Laboratory at Brown University is one in a network of ten regional laboratories that are funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the U. S. Department of Education. Our purpose is to promote school improvement through the collaboration of researchers with schools and their communities. The LAB serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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  • The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's mission is to improve educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, high-quality educational programs. NWREL provides research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business, and labor. NWREL's primary service area is the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
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  • The Pacific Resources for Education and Learning is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation that serves the Pacific educational community and its children in: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia: Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap, Guam, Hawai`i, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau. PREL's mission is to strengthen culture, increase literacy, and improve quality of life locally, nationally, and globally.
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  • Policy Leadership Cadre for Mental Health in Schools seeks to expand, link, and build the capacity of the pool of persons who provide policy leadership for MH in schools at national, state, regional, and local levels.
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  • Pulier's Personal Psychiatry and Mental Health Resources includes a listing of over 550 organizations indexed by name, their meetings and events, place, and date.
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  • The RAND Institute on Education conducts research and provides technical assistance to improve policy and practice at all levels and in all sectors that offer training and education in the United States.
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  • The The Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health at the University of South Florida is one of two national centers funded by a federal grant to improve the service delivery system for youth with serious emotional/behavioral disabilities and their families.
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  • Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention provides practical tools and information to effectively reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors. Teachers and Health Educators will find up-to-date, evaluated program materials to help with their work with teens.
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  • The RMC Research Corporation - RMC Research-Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a research, evaluation, technical consulting, and product development firm that serves educational and human service agencies of federal, state, and local governments as well as private foundations. The Portsmouth office is headquarters for the national company's five regional offices.
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  • School Health Resources Services is a network of services designed as a coordinating link between you and the information available from school health, maternal and child health, education and other disciplines. SHRS provides you with technical information, resource materials, and research assistance.
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  • Southeast Regional Resource Center Dedicated to deliver exemplary service to school districts and communities throughout the state, SERRC - Alaska's Educational Resource Center - provides a variety of programs designed to meet the educational needs of all Alaskans. From Even Start Family Literacy Programs to school district-based services to adult education, SERRC currently provides more than 70 programs and administers more than 300 grants and contracts that impact thousands of Alaskans.
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  • Southwest Educational Development Laboratory exists to challenge, support, and enrich educational systems in providing quality education for all learners, enabling them to lead productive and fulfilling lives in an ever-changing, increasingly interconnected world.
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  • Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers "supports a unified technical assistance system for the purpose of developing, assisting and coordinating Parent Training and Information Projects and Community Parent Resource Centers under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)... assistance helps parents to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational needs of children and youth with disabilities."
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  • TeensHealth was created for teens looking for honest, accurate information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up. We offer a safe, private place that's accessible 24 hours a day to get the doctor-approved info you need to understand the changes that you (or your friends) may be going through - and to make educated decisions about your life.
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  • WestEd is a non-profit research, development and service agency dedicated to improving education and other opportunities for children, youth and adults. Drawing on the best from research and practice, we work with practitioners and policymakers to address critical issues in education and other related areas: from early childhood intervention to school-to-work transition; from curriculum, instruction and assessment to safe schools and communities.
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  • Yale University - Child Study Center is committed to the total development of all children by creating learning environments that support children's physical, cognitive, psychological, language, social, and ethical development.
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